Giggs - United full of leaders

Ryan Giggs has paid homage to the dressing spirit at Manchester United, with the club brimming with born leaders.

The Red Devils are renowned for their never-say-die attitude, with Sir Alex Ferguson having instilled a steely determination in his side.

The desire to be the best washes around Old Trafford, with those fortunate enough to infiltrate the camp made fully aware of the standards expected from them.

It is, however, still important for central characters to emerge, with young professionals and new recruits often looking to the more experienced heads for guidance.

United are fortunate to have a number of players capable of filling those roles, with the likes of Giggs happy to stand up and be counted when required.

"Paul Scholes and myself are the leaders. We are respected," the veteran Welsh midfielder told the News of the World.

"Scholesy doesn't have to say much, he's the silent leader.

"In a different way, there are the talkers - Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic. They take care of the atmosphere.

"You can be a foreigner and quickly become a leader but you must prove your worth on the pitch and you have to remember that football is a team game. You have a job to do, otherwise everything falls apart.

"In January, when Blackpool were beating us 2-0, it didn't need the manager to say anything. We just said, 'Come on, we've already been behind 2-0, against Villa, and came back'. That was enough to get us back in it."

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